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Obituaries 2005 – 03 (March)

03/30/05

Davis – Goldie Kirk Davis of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born December 28, 1906, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Luther and Elsie (Clendenning) Kirk. She married Doyle Davis on October 19, 1932, and he died June 4, 1970.

Surviving are six nieces: Betty Sipes of Bedford, IN, Kay Hedrick of Bloomington, IN, Norma Bartlett of Bedford, IN, Barbara Bartlett of Bloomington, IN, Ruby Cracraft of Bedford, IN, and Bernice Ritter of Bedford, IN; one nephew, Bob Sharr of Oolitic, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Pearl Sharr and Thelma McGlothlin and one nephew, Jim Sharr.

She was retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Judah Church of Christ and the Central Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Henry – Mary Jane Henry of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born April 5, 1926, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Omar and Lillian Thompson. She married Robert “Bob” Henry in 1947, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Doak Robert Henry and his wife, Jane, of Bloomington, IN, and Dain W. Henry of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: Doak M. Henry, Heather L. Muehlhaus and her husband, Brian, of Bloomington, IN, and Randi Rashelle Henry of Franklin, IN; and one sister-in-law, Clara Thompson of Roseville, MI. She was preceded in death by four brothers: William Thompson, Omar “Sugar” Thompson, Jr., Charles Thompson and Jerry Thompson; and three sisters: Lois Thompson, Jacqueline Myers and Camille Holzhausen.

After moving to Bedford from Detroit in 1963, she worked for WBIW radio station for eleven years and then at the Citizens National Bank where she retired in 1991. She had been active in Tri-Kappa Sorority, the Bedford Dance Club, Otis Park Ladies Golf League and Bedford Little Theater. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church. Prior to their move to Bedford in 1963, Mary Jane and Bob were instrumental in forming the first “Jack Lowther” football junior league in Detroit, MI. which provided playing opportunities for thousands of boys and cheerleading for hundreds of young girls. She also formed a baseball league for pre-Little League boys in Detroit which was named after her nickname, the “Dinky League”. While living in Detroit, she worked for Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Paramount Pictures Studios and modeled in worldwide hair styling shows.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

03/28/05

Baumgart – Donald Eugene Baumgart of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 18, 1939, in Mt. Carmel, IL, he was the son of Carl and Mildred (Guillaume) Baumgart. He married Shiela D. Nicholson on October 7, 1967, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife is his father, Carl, of Haubstadt, IN; one daughter, Audrey Smith of Bedford, IN; three sons: Jon, Jason, and Justin Baumgart, all of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Summer, Austin, Emma and Katie; three brothers: Maurice “Boots” and John “Mac” Baumgart, both of Haubstadt, IN, and Gary Baumgart of Evansville, IN; one sister, Mary Hirsch of Haubstadt, IN, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred; two brothers, Charles and Norman Baumgart; and one niece, Barbara Baumgart.

He was a manufacturing engineer at General Motors and a member of the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 31st, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Dan Donohoo officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Private calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/27/05

Tumey – Goldia I. Tumey of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Born June 20, 1928, in Ripley County, IN, she was the daughter of Edward and Bessie (Cain) Haas. She married Carroll F. Tumey in 1946, and he died in 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Alan Tumey of Houston, TX and Tom Tumey of Goshen, IN; four grandchildren: Natalie Cole, Tara Thompson, Tanya Tumey and Justin Tumey; two great-grandchildren, Austin Cole and Zachary Thompson; two brothers, Robert Haas and Findley Haas; two sisters, Alice Henninger and Jessie Everling. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Paul Haas and Leonard Haas; and one grandchild, Todd Tumey.

She was employed at Westinghouse Mfg. in Bloomington for twenty-six years and was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church in Needmore.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Lewis Williams and Russ Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wray – Ruth Evelyn Wray of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Floyd County Hospital in New Albany, IN. Born May 13, 1919, in Bedford, Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Effie (Wagoner) Long. She married Sanford Dillon Wray September 14, 1940, and he died December 28, 1994.

Surviving are one son, James E. Wray and his wife, Teresa, of Columbus, IN; two daughters: Jean Nicholson and her husband, Jim, of Bedford, IN, and Judy Gavin and her husband, Tim, of Solsberry, IN; three grandsons: Darren Wray of Charleston, S.C., Jason Wray of Columbus, IN, and Jim Holbrook of Bedford, IN; three great-grandsons; a special friend and helper, Frances Barrett of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters: Annabelle Tyree, Connie Stcherbinine and Marian Seibert.

She was a homemaker. She was of the Protestant faith, and had attended Donica Memorial Church of God in Lawrence County

Services for Ruth Wray will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

03/26/05

Hubbard – Cledis Dale Hubbard of Springville, IN, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Hospitality House in Bedford. He was born on July 15, 1914.

Surviving are his wife, Coy Hubbard; one daughter, Janet King of Springville, IN; and two sons, Ronald Hubbard of Bloomington, IN, and Michael Hubbard of Norman, IN.

He retired from NSWC Crane as a supervisor after 25 years.

Services for Cledis Hubbard will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

03/25/05

Henderson – Donald L. Henderson of Buddha, IN, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Hospitality House Nursing Center. Born July 31, 1931, in Heltonville, IN, he was the son of Patterson and Evelyn (Edington) Henderson. He married Nancy Payton on Feb. 5, 1956, in Tunnelton, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Dennis Henderson and his wife, Irene, of Tunnelton, IN, and Michael Henderson and his wife, Joni, of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren: Misty Middleton and her husband, Philip, Brandy Henderson and her husband, Steve Nicholas, Nicholas Henderson, Tyler Henderson, Alycen Ray and Adam Henderson; six great-grandchildren: Michael Bell, Ethan Middleton, Devon Middleton, Alexys Nicholas, Braydon Nicholas and Caitlyn Middleton; two sisters, Dorothy Deckard of Bedford, IN, and Carol Hutchinson of Heltonville, IN; and three brothers: Gary Henderson of Indianapolis, Patrick Henderson of Heltonville, IN, and Michael Henderson of Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Shawn Henderson; and two brothers, Charles Henderson and Jerry Henderson.

He was retired from Black, Carmichael and Klein Lumber Yard in Bedford. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of Tunnelton Methodist Church.

Services for Donald Henderson will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Revs. Hugh Reynolds and Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by the Bedford American Legion. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lee – John V. Lee of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his residence. Born March 4, 1953, in Vigo County, IN, he was the son of Max and Margaret (Ressler) Lee.

Survivors include two sons, Kyle Lee and Kevin Lee, both of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Margaret Lee of Rosedale, IN; two sisters, Dale Ann O'Neal and her husband, John, of Terre Haute, IN, and Laurie Krumwiede and her husband, Keith, of Rosedale, IN; two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his father.

A 1971 graduate of Rosedale High School, he received his bachelor's degree in 1974 from Indiana State University, and completed his master's degree from ISU in 1979. He retired from Shoals Community Schools, where he had served as an industrial arts teacher. He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church, the Indiana State Teachers Association. In his youth, he was active in 4-H Club; the Boy Scouts of America; and he was a lifeguard.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. A graveside committal service will be conducted at the Adams-Lee Cemetery on the family farm in Rosedale at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

03/22/05

Branam – Janet Sue (Sipes) Branam of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born April 5, 1943, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Jasper and Ruby Sipes. She married Paul Branam and he died January 14, 1983.

Surviving are her aunt, Mary Bailey and her husband, Rodney, of Bedford, IN; and her uncle Harold Deckard and his wife, Dolly, of Heltonville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul Branam.

She was a homemaker and she was a member of Hunters Creek Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25th, at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Gregg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Simpson Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Brewer – Eulah M. Brewer of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 21, 1914, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Blish and Addie (Pennington) Freed. She married Noble H. Brewer November 23, 1934, and he died November 17, 1987.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Sanders of Mitchell, IN, and Norma Flick of Indianapolis; two sons, Jerry Brewer of Springville, IN, and Joe Brewer of Orleans, IN; one sister, Marie Wesner of St. Louis, MO; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Jack Freed; one grandson, Rodney Scott; and and one great-grandson, Adam Tyler Brewer.

She was a seamstress and had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing Company and Naval Surface Warfare Center– Crane. She was a member of Leipsic United Methodist Church and Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Funeral services for Eulah Brewer will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 22nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Warren Schoenecker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Mallett – Herbert George Mallett, 86, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at StoneBridge Health Campus. Born February 21, 1919, in Evart, MI, he was the son of George Raymond and Mary Jane (White) Mallett. He married Eleanor Marie Huggard on September 19, 1942. He married Eva Vivian Andersen on August 18, 1953, in Angola, IN, and she died on March 18, 2002.

Surviving are two sons: Marvin John Mallett and his wife, Cynthia, of Murrieta, CA, and Thomas Raymond Mallett and his wife, Karyn Lee, of Harrison Township, MI; two daughters: Patricia Ann Romine of Bedford, IN, and Kathleen Marie Drude and her husband, Lawrence Edwin, of Conyers, GA; and three sisters: Helen I. Smith of White Cloud, MI, Hilda Bryant and her husband, Robert, of Seattle, WA, and Harriet Fritz of Spring Arbor, MI. He was preceded in death by his his wife and one brother, Howard Eugene Mallett, who died in 1943 while serving in the armed forces during World War II.

He graduated from Spring Arbor Junior College in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired in 1965. Following his military service, he became a civilian purchasing agent for the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 25 years of service. He was a life-long member of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship.

He was cremated by the Borden Cremation Services of Louisville, Ky. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Spring Arbor, MI, Cemetery, with the Rev. Ward Sipes officiating. Graveside military honors will be accorded by members of the Jackson, Mich. American Legion Post No. 29. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

Reynolds – Virginia M. Reynolds of Bedford, IN, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Esther (Baker) Sears.

Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Ruth Coulter of Rhode Island; one sister, Ruth Brim and her husband, Phillip, of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Merlin L. Sears and his wife, Irma Mae, of Bedford, IN, and Benjamin Sears and his wife, Florence, of Bloomington, IN; four grandchildren, Eric Bray, B.J. Bray, Levi Bray and Raven Coulter; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lois Potter; two brothers, Eugene and Ambrose Sears.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 25th, at the Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville with Pastor Steve Goens officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/21/05

Paquin – Robert S. Paquin of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born September 11, 1946, in St. Lawrence County, NY, he was the son of George and Blanche (Newtown) Paquin. He married Donna Judware on December 31, 1966, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Blanche of New York; two daughters, Shelley Howard and her husband, Jason, of Missoula, MT, Bobbie Paquin and her fiancé, Joshua Reese, of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Jacob Howard and Cortnie Jayne Howard, both of Missoula, MT; one brother, Stephen Paquin and his wife, Kathy, of New York; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, mother-in-law, Gladys Judware; two brothers, Clayton Paquin and one in infancy, several aunts and uncles.

He was a die cast technician at General Motors and was the former fire chief for the Oolitic Fire Dept. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Memorial services for Robert Paquin will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dick Henderson officiating. No calling hours are scheduled.

03/20/05

Harrison – Mabel A. Harrison of Bedford , IN, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at White River Lodge. Born November 19, 1905, in Lawrence Co., IN, she was the daughter of Elza and Minnie (Donica) Goodman. She married Opal Harrison and he died in 1985.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Nancy Hancock of Bedford, IN, and Gertrude Goodman of Heltonville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers and sisters.

She retired from M. Fine & Sons Mfg. in Bedford and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services for Mabel Harrison will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 am until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/19/05

Ethridge – James O. Ethridge of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford. Born July 28, 1917, in Fayetteville, IN, he was the son of Ofel "Shorty" and Beatrice (Dunkin) Ethridge. He married Marie (Smedler) Byrley October 25, 2000, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Patricia Grubb of Bloomington, IN; three stepdaughters: Ann Blocksom of Mitchell, IN, Carolyn Robertson of Bedford, IN, and Sue Ann Arney of Florida; one sister, Ruth Martin of Ontario, Canada; one nephew, Doug Kimball of Bedford, IN; and grandchildren: Denise King, Debbie Zurkowski, Nikki Stinson, Dwayne Combs, Crystal Robertson, and Jeremy Robertson; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandy Ethridge; and sisters: Helen Kimball, Dorothy Johnson, and Juanita Wheeler.

He owned a construction company, was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Graveside service for James Ethridge will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24th, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute with Robert Edinger officiating. Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/18/05

Curtis – Josephine Helen (Lunsford) Curtis of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born October 10, 1912, in Crab Orchard, KY, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mattie Jane Lunsford. She previously was married to Robert Hendricks and John Max Davis. Then she was married to Kermit Curtis for forty-seven years, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three sons: Jack Hendricks and his wife, Jackie, of Avon, IN, Jerry Davis and his companion, Pam Bay, of Bloomington, IN, and John Davis and his wife, Linda, of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Marguerite Kinser and Judy Walters and her husband, Rex, all of Bloomington, IN; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two husbands; one son, Donald Hendricks; one grandson, Darren Hendricks; three brothers: Will, Jim and Roy Lunsford; and three sisters: Grace Ballard, Margarett Trinkle and Elizabeth Price Hamilton.

She was a homemaker and a farmer and a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21st, at the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Lippert officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12:00 noon until the service time Monday at the church.

Lynch – Arvella Catherine Lynch of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born March 8, 1913, in Lanesville, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Eva Elizabeth (Dwicer) Dowdle. She married Ray S. Snow, and he died October 9, 1966. She later married Patrick J. Lynch on December 5, 1976, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one sister, Donna Woods of Louisville, KY; four grandchildren: Jimmie Snow of Indianola, IA, Michael Snow of Pekin, IN, Deborah Wilson of Indianapolis, and Sandra Blevin of Anderson, IN; eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Iris Snow of Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; and one son, Arlin J. Snow.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Bedford; Auxiliary of the Bedford Regional Medical Center; Elks Auxiliary; American Legion Auxiliary; and she was a past president of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

No calling hours are scheduled. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of he Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford.

03/17/05

Allen – Steven M. Allen of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born February 23, 1964, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Larry and Patricia (Johnson) Allen. He married Geraldine "Pinky" Anderson on February 14, 1986, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife and mother, both of Bedford, IN, are two children, Jason Allen and Christopher Allen, both of Baltimore, MD; one brother, Rick Allen of Baltimore, MD; several aunts and uncles, including a special aunt, Brenda Johnson of Bedford, IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Linda Kay Allen and Daretha Lynn Allen; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Allen.

He was a home health caregiver in Lawrence County; and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21st, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church of Bedford, with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Ridge Cemetery in Greene County. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.

Beasley – Ray Beasley of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at his residence. Born January 30, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Lilly (Fox) Beasley.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Beasley of Arizona; two sisters, Mary Beasley and Helen Abner, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Marie and Ruby Coulter.

He was a retired installer for G.T.E. He was a graduate of Bedford High School and he was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home of Bedford, with the Rev. Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. No public visitation is scheduled.

Bireley – Kenneth Eugene Bireley of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Core Nursing Center. Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Vic and Helen Bireley. He married Martha Clemons, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are six children: Gina Irwin, Benita Stahl, Lola Megnin, Kenneth W. Bireley, Kevin E. Bireley and Ralph Bireley, all of Bedford, IN; one sister, Marjorie Bowman of Greencastle, IN; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He worked 35 years as an iron and sheet metal worker for Local #20 before retiring. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges in Bedford.

There will be private services for Kenneth Bireley. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon Monday.

Canfield – Robert D. Canfield of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at his residence. Born January 31, 1925, in Shoals, IN, he was the son of William J. and Zella Canfield. He married Ruth M. Grissom August 14, 1959, and she died August 8, 1997.

Surviving: stepson, Larry D. Trueblood, Fountaintown, IN. His parents; wife; and brother, Paul Canfield, preceded him in death.

He retired in 1989 from Naval Avionics with 29 years of service. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 60-year member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, lifetime member of Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Masonic Lodge No. 726 F&A.M. in Cumberland, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Murat Shrine.

Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 22nd, at Chastain Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Franklin – Jon David "J.D." Franklin of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at his residence. Born October 28, 1952, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of David and June (England) Franklin. He married Carol Sue Childers on December 19, 1969, and she survives.

Surviving are his wife Carol Franklin of Oolitic, IN; his father, David Franklin of Oolitic, IN; two daughters, Tangie Jenkins and Sandy Burnette and her husband, Justin, all of Avoca, IN; two sisters, Bridget Eads of Bedford, IN, and Joy New of Oolitic, IN; two granddaughters, Brittney Jenkins and Macee Burnette. He was preceded in death by his mother and one son, Jim Bob Franklin.

He attended the Hilltop Pentecostal Church of Avoca.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th, at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca, with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford.

Leonard – Bernice Leonard of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 15, 1912, in a log cabin in Judah (Lawrence County) IN, she was the daughter of Marion and Emma Brinegar. She married Thurman Leonard on January 30, 1950, and he died March 13, 1978.

Surviving are one brother, George A. Brinegar of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mary Criswell of Bedford, IN; two nieces, Peri Combs and her husband, David, of Evansville, IN, and Suzie Benner and her husband, Lyman, of Franklin, IN; three nephews, Aaron J. Brinegar of Bedford, IN; Stephen A. Brinegar of Carmel, IN, and Phillip Brinegar of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ivan H. Brinegar; and one sister, Eva Jones.

Bernice and her brothers, George and Ivan, owned and operated Brinegar's Confectionery at 1429 J Street from 1935 to 1946. She and her husband, Thurman Leonard, owned Leonard's Drive-In Restaurant from 1951 to 1963. She was a member of the First Church of God in Bedford.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford, with the Rev. Floyd Brick officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Church of God or Lawrence County Association of Retarded Citizens (L.A.R.C.).

Nelson – Edna E. Nelson of Bedford, died at 6:48 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born February 8, 1921, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of William and May (Flick) Marsh. She married Herschell Nelson and he died in 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Martha Kendall of Mitchell, IN; one son, Ronald Pemberton of Bloomington, IN; eight grandchildren: Brian Anderson, Denise Maple, Trevis Pemberton, Terry Briscoe, David Pemberton, Dana Allgood, Tricia Pemberton and Traci Pemberton; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Pemberton of Bedford, IN; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Townsend of Bremerton, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Robert and Donald Pemberton; and one brother, Leroy Townsend.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington.

Chapel services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th, at the Cresthaven Mausoleum Chapel of Bedford, with Don Tirey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford.

Young – Katherine E. "Kathy" Young of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at her residence. Born February 19, 1944, in Willoughby, OH, she was the daughter of Dale E. and Elizabeth (Chalmers) Roberts. She married Stanley D. Young, and he preceded her in death. She later married Ronald L. Wagner.

Surviving are one daughter, Cassie D. Root and her husband, Steve, of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Belinda Fender and her husband, Don, and Vickie Armstrong, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, Alan D. Roberts of Bloomington, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one niece, Alana D. Roberts.

She was a licensed practical nurse at the Health Care Center in Bedford. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital.

03/16/05

Harrison – F. Regina Harrison of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. Born on May 3, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Flemon and Inez Maria (Brown) Harrison.

Surviving are two aunts, Daisy Allen and Zella Sowder, both of Mitchell, IN; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.

She was a 1945 graduate of Mitchell High School; graduated in 1949 from Indiana University; and was a retired teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools. She was a member of the National Audubon Society; Indiana Orchid Society; Bird Watchers Club; and the First Christian Church in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19th, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home of Mitchell, with the Rev. Kenneth Chenoweth officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

O'Brien – Bernice O'Brien of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born September 14, 1913, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Stella (Hickman) Bledsoe. She married John E. O'Brien February 22, 1944, and he died October 20, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary McCreary and her husband, Phil, of Indianapolis; one son, Mike O'Brien and his wife, Sally, of Sacramento, CA; five grandchildren: John McCreary of Indianapolis, Dee McMillen of Bedford, IN, Beth McCreary of Indianapolis, Shawn O'Brien and Chris O'Brien, both of Sacramento, CA; 10 great-grandchildren; one niece, Jane Ann Morrison, who was raised in the home; three sisters: Lillian Kopp and Imogene Jones, both of Bedford, IN, and Catherine Burton of Indianapolis; and one brother, Clint Bledsoe of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers: Charles and Raymond Bledsoe; and one nephew, Dennis O'Brien.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Bedford, and was also active in many church functions, including the Altar Society.

Services for Bernice O'Brien will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Dan Donohoo officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Rosary services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Father Dan Donohoo officiating.

Scherschel – Mary Kathryn Scherschel of Bedford, IN, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Hospitality House in Bedford. Born December 27, 1921, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Spencer and Mary Lois (George) Peyton. She married Frank Scherschel, and he died on November 17, 2000.

Surviving are two children: Mike Scherschel and Susan Thompson, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers: Jack and John David Peyton, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Loretta McGary of Plainfield, IN; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School, and a member of Farm Bureau, the Springville Feeder Club, Erie Homemakers Club and Indian Creek Conservation Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2- 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Smith – Lucille Keane Smith of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Mitchell Manor. Born on January 17, 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph and Lou (Montgomery) Keane. She married Paul Smith, and he died in 1950.

Surviving are one nephew, Bud Keane of Bedford, IN; and several grand-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Roenna Roberts; and one brother, Cleo Bud Keane.

A 1922 graduate of Mitchell High School, she worked at Braman's Department Store and also did clothing alterations for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mitchell, where she formerly served as treasurer, and was also a member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Funeral services for Lucille Smith will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 21st, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Pittman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

03/15/05

McCoy – Addie Gaines McCoy of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Mitchell Manor. Born on April 6, 1908, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Christopher and Daisy (Hovis) Clements. She married Ray Gaines on March 4, 1925, and he died May 14, 1972. She married Sherman McCoy on December 18, 1973, and he died January 7, 1987.

Surviving are two sons: Raymond Gaines of Harlingen, TX, and Roland Gaines of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Mary Guthrie of Mitchell, IN, Jeanette Gaines of Cincinnati, OH, and Betty Gerkin of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Lois Rainbolt of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Albert Clements of Glendale, AZ; twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and twenty-two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; one daughter, Marjorie Wright; one brother; one sister; and two grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church in Mitchell and the Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Services for Addie McCoy will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bros. Jim Russell and Bill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Haverly Mortuary.

Sowders – Danny Grant Sowders of Bedford, IN, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 13, 1943, he was the son of Lovell and Lillie (Winegar) Sowders. He married Donna Miller on October 13, 1961, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are children: Don Sowders and wife, Rochelle, Bill and wife, Amy, Jeannie Barnes and husband, Shannon, all of Bedford, IN, and Bettie Bedan and husband, Jack, of Greenwood, IN; ten grandchildren: Jessica, Eric, Jacob and Molly Sowders, Megan, Josie and Sadie Barnes, John, Hannah and Jordan Bedan; one brother, Lovell Sowders, Jr.; and four sisters: Shirley Ray, Carol Andis, Kay Kelley and Christie Sowders, all of Bedford, IN, and Betty Deckard of Bloomington, IN; his step-mother, Jane Sowders; one step-brother, Phil Evans; and one step-sister, Trudy Holtsclaw. Danny was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Annie Rose Sowders.

He was a bricklayer, retiring from General Motors, and a member of the Fairview Community Church.

Funeral services for Dannie Sowders will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 18th, at Fairview Community Church with Pastors Lindy Hopkins and Kenneth Fisher officiating. Contact Day & Carter Mortuary for directions to the church. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11:00 am until the service time on Friday at Fairview Community Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fairview Community Church Building Fund.

Stultz – Mary Alice Stultz of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Bloomington Hospital following a brief illness. Born December 11, 1943, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of George Andrew and Autie (Trueblood) Mowery. She married Charles Edward Stultz on July 21, 1946, and he died March 21, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Alice Stultz of Bedford, IN; one son, Charles E. Stultz of Vinton, VA; two grandchildren, Amy Jo Sheehan of Cape Coral, FL, and Susan Michelle Snyder of Dickinson, TX; three great grandchildren: Sean Sheehan, Michael Sheehan, and Harley Snyder; one brother, Robert Mowery of Bedford, IN; one aunt, Ellen Haseman of Linton, IN; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Harold Mowery and Howard Mowery (in infancy).

She worked at Central Foundry during the war and later worked for Dr. Robert Smallwood, Dr. Gerald Kasting, Dr. Carolyn Smith and Dr. Eric Schultz. She was an Avon representative since 1981. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1943 and a member of the Southland Church of Christ in Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Bud Smith, Jim Kinser, Pat Arthur and Bob Fenton officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/14/05

McPike – John C. McPike of Heltonville, IN, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Bloomington Hospital. Born January 1, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Leslie and Esta McPike. He married Janet Duncan and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of 54 years are two sons: John D. McPike and his wife, Terri, of Mitchell, IN, and Robert W. McPike and his wife, Tina, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Sharon Crane and her husband, Benjamin F. Crane Jr., of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Norris McPike and his wife, Bonnie, of Paoli; seven grandchildren: Nick McPike and his wife, Nichole, Kortni Spinks and her husband, Neal, Jessica Kern and her husband, Dustin, Danny Crane, Sarah Arp and her husband, Samual, Kaleb McPike and Kylie Erdolino and her husband, Brian; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gerald McPike; and one sister, Jean Hackler.

He retired from Elliott Stone Company of Bedford and was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 18th, at Jones Funeral Home of Heltonville, with Brother Richard Chase officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

03/13/05

Ashley – Donald Lee Ashley of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Born August 12, 1946, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Morris and Lorene (Williams) Ashley. He married Jeanette Lewis March 31, 1972, and she died April 18, 2004.

Surviving are his mother, Lorene Ashley of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Donna Taylor and her husband, Shelby, of Bedford, IN; three sons: Kenny Ashley and Donnie Ashley and his wife, Kristie, all of Tampa, FL, and Darrin Ashley and his wife, Tina, of Fredericktown, PA; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers: Larry Ashley of West Baden Springs, IN, Dennis Ashley of Williams, IN, and Randy Ashley of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Eva Robbins, Linda Webber, Patty Sanders and Sheila Tipton, all of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1993; his wife; and his grandparents.

Before his retirement, he had worked at Jackson Oil Co. and Kocolene Station in Bedford, and had owned Ashley's "76" Station in Oolitic. He attended First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford and was a member of the Bedford Moose Lodge.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hart – Doris J. Hart of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born March 20, 1924, in Booneville, IN, she was the daughter of Haskell Coleman and Lena (Axton) Coleman Ahrens. She married Richard I. Hart ,and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Roxanne Pridemore and her husband, Robert, and Valerie Strivastava and her husband, Pradeep; six grandchildren: Cheryl Moore, Lisa Sons, Melanie Ernst, Cynthia Neeley, Ajay Strivastava and Shaun Strivastava; six great-grandchildren: Andrea Wade, Brandi Anderson, Amber Hardwick, Shelby Sons, Katelyn Austin and J.T. Ernst; one great-great-grandson, Clayton Anderson; one brother, Basil Ahrens Jr. of Booneville; and two sisters: Shirley Ahrens of Corydon and Joyce Beard of Booneville. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, R. Kay Moore; two brothers, Ronald Coleman and James Coleman; and two sisters, Marjorie Coleman and Judith Roach.

She graduated from Booneville High School and finished a two-year course at Lockyear Business College in Evansville. She was employed at Ellison Abstract & Titles Inc. for attorneys Edward Ellison and Robert A. Ralston, where she worked until her retirement some 40 years later. She attended the Free Methodist Church of Bedford.

Services for Doris Hart will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2- 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Rayhill – Shirley A. Rayhill of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 21, 1938, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest and Orpha (Burton) Higgs. She married Claude Rayhill April 3, 1970, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are six sons: Chad Rayhill and his wife Kristi, Rick Haley, Jeff Haley, Terry Rayhill, Jerry Rayhill and Claude Rayhill Jr., all of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Debra Victor of Naples, FL, Michelle Magruder and her husband, Larry, of Whiteland, IN, and Jennifer Carter and her husband, Tim, of Elkton, KY; one sister, Virginia Morris of Fernando, FL; two brothers: Bob Higgs of Lawrenceport, IN, and Ronnie Higgs of Mitchell, IN; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, six-year-old R.J. Victor; and one sister, Betty Brim.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Living Water Church of God in Mitchell.

Services for Shirley Rayhill will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 17th, at the Living Water Church of God at 319 West Frank Street, Mitchell, with Pastor G.L. Williams officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary of Mitchell, and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Foundation/R.J. Victor Angel Fund, 206 Ridge Drive, Naples, FL 34108.

03/12/05

Troutman – Della P. Troutman of New Albany, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. Born February 10, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charlie and Sally (Bowden) Snow. She married Robert L. Troutman in November 1944, and he died in 1955.

Surviving are one son, Dan Troutman and his wife, Pam, of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Bobetta Campbell and her husband, Bill, of Charlestown, IN; Patsy Holiday and her husband, Phillip, of San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren: Melissa Waterfill, Sean Campbell, Dana Sanders, Stephanie Coomer, Raegan Quan, Shane and Sally Troutman; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, eleven brothers and sisters.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford where she served as a deaconess, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and a fifty year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services for Della Troutman will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Neuman officiating. Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call form 4:00- 8:00 pm on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/11/05

Allen – Warren Allen of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Bedford. Born February 19, 1931, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of John W. and Ethel R. (Henderson) Smith. He married Mary Henderson on December 16, 2004, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are stepchildren: William Henderson of Chalmers, IN, Donna Bowden of Indianapolis, Doris Keyt of Bradenton, FL, and Robert Henderson of Martinsville, IN; three cousins: Cathy Petty and her husband, Daniel, Susan Petty and Candace Petty, all of Indianapolis; and several step-grandchildren.

He was self-employed with Allen's Trucking Company in Bedford; and he was a member of Shilo Temple of Bloomington.

There will be graveside services for Warren Allen at noon Tuesday, March 15th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Henderson officiating. Friends may call from 10-11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/05

Knight – Merle Knight of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at White River Lodge. Born November 5, 1907, in Pueblo, CO, he was the son of Walter T. and Clara Jane (McKnight) Knight. He married Mabel Clements and she died on November 24, 1979. He married Audrey L. Brown on February 3, 1982, and she died on January 6, 1997.

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Joy Fair of Vero Beach, FL, and Sue Deckard of Bedford, IN; one stepson, William E. Brown and his wife, Carolyn,of Vincennes, IN; 12 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by both wives and three brothers.

He retired from the moving business, having owned and operated Knight's Moving & Storage. He previously worked for Philco Ford. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Logan Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from noon until the service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mundy – Blanche Mundy of Bedford, IN, formerly of Huron, IN, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at White River Lodge. Born on November 23, 1911, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Garfield and Hattie Ellen (Pruett) King. She married George Homer Mundy and he died in 1963.

Surviving are three sons: Kenneth Mundy of Oolitic, IN, James Stanley Mundy of Mitchell, IN, and Norman Darrell Mundy of Shoals, IN; one daughter, Jean Marie Tolbert of Williams, IN; one brother, Wendell King of Mitchell, IN; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Dorie Mundy; two brothers, and one sister.

During her working years she was employed at Trav-lers Corporation in Orleans and the Huron Public School. She was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Funeral services for Blanche Mundy will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2005, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Richard Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

03/09/05

Crabtree – Rose Ann “Rosie” Crabtree of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her residence. Born April 20, 1964, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William J. and Clois M. (Edwards) Crabtree.

Surviving are three half-brothers: Greg Crabtree of California, Gary Crabtree, and Tom Brown of South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Women’s Relief Society Organization.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 14th, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Jerry Gootee officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until the service time on Monday at the church.

Frazier – Nola Mae Frazier of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Avoca, IN, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born on December 28, 1929, in Jonesville, VA, she was the daughter of Jesse and Velma Cody. She married Clinton Frazier of London, KY, and he died in 1999.

Surviving are one daughter Vickie Lynn (Sutherlin Vaught) Keller and her husband, Jim, of Mitchell, IN; three grandchildren: Jessica (Keller) Watterson, Anita Keller and Larry Coulter; six great-grandchildren: BJ, Ashley, Kelsey, Tisha, Tony and Austin; one brother, Olin Cody of Logansport, IN; and one sister, Lois Ann Cooper of Greenfield, IN. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Jerry Ray Cody, Colby Cody, and Carl Cody; and one sister, Sylvia Jean Goldsbvy.

Nola opened her home to foster children from 1961 to 1966. She then worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane for 14 years before retiring. She was a 1949 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 11th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis N. Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Wicker – Kathryn B. "Katie" Fox Wicker of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 23, 1932, in Bicknell, IN, she was the daughter of Lawrence G. and Martha (Blevins) Fox.

Survivors include one sister, Judy Callahan of Bedford, IN; two brothers: Jerry I. Fox and Charles Fox, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters: Louise Fox, Juanita Fox, Frieda Gratzer and Pansy Dawson; and one brother, James Fox.

She had been employed at Thomson Consumer Electronics and RCA in Bloomington.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

03/07/05

Hall – Dorothy I. Hall of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 7, 2005. Born June 12, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ila and Geneva (Bennett) McBride. She married Clarence Hall on June 22, 1942, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Mary Faith Enyart and her husband, David, of Knoxville, TN, Janet Peach and her husband, Daniel, of Owensville, IN, and Susan Craig and her husband, Gary, of Bedford, IN; eleven grandchildren: Christy Newbert, Crystal Reid, J.V. Roberts, L. Philip Roberts, Shane Roberts, Stacey ?, Daniel Craig, Amber Craig, Justin Craig, Adam Parsley and Amy McFarland; fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers, John and Donald McBride, both of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Vonda Ira and Rose Barrett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Dive Christian Church for sixty-eight years where she taught Sunday school for many years and was active in the Ladies Aid.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 11th, at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating assisted by David Enyart. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm on Thursday and from 11:00 am until the service time on Friday, March at the Dive Christian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/06/05

Corbin – Mamie Corbin of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Westview Manor. Born April 15, 1915, in Missouri, she was the daughter of Chris and Flora (Devers) Salts. She married George Corbin on May 25, 1936, and he died August 29, 1975.

Surviving are two sons, LeRoss Corbin and his wife, Jan ,of Bedford, IN, and Gary Corbin and his wife, Sheila, of Lansing, MI; grandchildren: Susan Corbin and Sally Polec both of Lansing, MI, and David and Michael Corbin, both of Bedford, IN; eight great-grandchildren; and two cousins who were raised as sisters, Darlene Root and Barbara Ceager, both of California. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Gertrude Wardlow and Helen Eskeli; and her aunt and uncle, Ross and Ina Minkler with whom she lived from the age of fourteen.

She was employed at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington and NWSC CRANE. She was a member of the First Church of God in Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, March 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Alan Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00- 8:00 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lema – Leo A. Lema of Heltonville, IN, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born November 2, 1923, in Rock Island, IL, he was the son of Adolph and Mary (Loontjenf) Lema. He married Jacqueline Baker in 1945 in Racine, WI, and she preceded him in death. He married Alice Konrad-Seipler in 1967, in Racine, WI, and she also preceded him in death. He married Beulah Catherine Pipher on March 11, 1997, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife are one daughter, Linda Batzer of Manistee, MI; five stepsons; four stepdaughters; one grandson, John Fuhrman; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters: Madge McCarthy and Darlene Larsen, both of Racine, WI; two brothers: Ed Lema of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Remi Lema of Racine, WI; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two wives; one daughter, Sandy Lema; and one brother, Julius "Duke" Lema.

He was the superintendent for Modine Manufacturing Co., in Racine, WI, and Joplin, MO, retiring in 1979; and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served with the 101st Infantry Screaming Eagles in Ardennes, Rhineland, in Central Europe during World War II. For his service to his country, he was awarded the Victory Medal; American Theater Ribbon; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, with three Bronze Battle Stars; three Overseas Service Bars; the Good Conduct Medal; and the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of Meadows Community Church; Bedford Moose Lodge; Elks Lodge; Eagles Lodge; and American Legion Post No. 250 of Mitchell.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Post No. 250 of Mitchell.

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